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The Process


Our 5 Step Process Simplifies Innovation

Process Slide
  • Problem Statement

    The first step is the most important in the innovation process. Organizations that can not clearly articulate the challenge statement have a lower probability of  successful completion.

  • Solution Framing

    Organizations how scale innovation, work closely with third party solution provider partners and include them in their innovation process. With a clear problem statement, more innovators can enter the sprint and drive successful outcomes and learnings.

  • Field Trial 

    For many hardware and software deployments, new ideas must be enter a field trial through a test lab or sandbox.  The importance is getting it into the field environment where it will be used and gaining day-in-the-life learnings from the users to truly understand how the technology is deploying. This is a learning opportunity for both solvers and challenge owners.

  • Business Case

    An analysis of the economic and business value drivers can be captured to determine any cost savings and revenue drivers that would help the organization make a decision if the new solution is better than their current-state method. This can be done quickly or even as a "swag" to help drive the decision in the final step.

  • Go / No-Go Decision

    Every use case sprint should end in a decision. This is an opportunity for executive champions and field trial users to share their feedback and agree on the impacts found in the business case. Every use is a learning opportunity, even if a "no" decision to deploy is mad.e

  • Rinse and Repeat

    After the decision is made, this is an opportunity to take the learnings and try something new or put an entirely new next use case through the process. 

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